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Melatonin brownies, measles on the rise worldwide, and nursing homes that don't want to insurer their employees, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Whooping cough is still a major concern for California kids, tainted tomatoes are recalled, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why did Aetna back off from raising health insurance premiums by as much as 17 percent in California? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Consumer genetic tests for kids, problem drinkers and hospital infections, staph bacteria in meat and budget problems ahead for community clinics: all in today's Daily Briefing.

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The nuclear crisis still playing out in Japan may be happening thousands of miles away, but there are numerous relevant stories that health reporters can unearth in the United States that go beyond breaking news.

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California emergency room doctors fight for their share of state money to treat the poor and uninsured, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Is your drugstore selling your prescription information to the pharma industry? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Why do so many Americans think health reform has been repealed? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Homicide humbled, orange juice investigated and 2012 health policy predicted, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Does the HIV "cure" recently reported in Germany live up to the hype it's getting? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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